Crew Leads: Vegetation Monitoring across BLM New Mexico and Colorado

Southwest Conservation Corps
Locations in New Mexico:  Farmington BLM Field Office † Taos BLM Field Office † Rio Puerco BLM Field Office in Albuquerque † Socorro BLM Field Office** Roswell BLM Field Office † Carlsbad BLM Field Office †
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
$765 to $805+/week depending on experience
Start Date
Last Date to Apply
Crew Lead’s Responsibilities The Crew Lead takes ownership of, supports, and manages the field crew’s risk management, schedule, scientific integrity, efficiency, and professional development. Plans accordingly to reach sampling volume target by end of field season. Consistently exercises discretion and judgment. Coordinates and delegates field logistics, hitch plans, food budget scheduling, crew tasks, debriefs, and management of the crew’s equipment. Provides and asks for feedback to and from crew members regarding performance. The Crew Lead is the primary contact between the crew and the SCC supervisor and the crew and BLM staff. Completes administrative tasks. Holds a company credit card and documents spending. Before, during, and after field data collection, the Lead is responsible for the organization and quality control of all AIM data collected in Field Maps for ArcGIS. At the end of the season, the Crew Lead may analyze, interpret, or make deductions for varying data, and will report data to various BLM offices and stakeholders. Especially in the longer contracts, written reports are completed and involve the presentation of scientific data and pre/post treatment analysis. The Crew Lead should be passionate about sound science principles and plant identification, be an advocate for the AIM program in the Field Office, and have a willingness to learn about how AIM data could be used in range, forestry, fire and wildlife programs within the BLM. The crew lead should be passionate about facilitating the crew members’ experience similarly.
We are accepting applications and offering interviews now.  Feel free to reach out to Ecological Monitoring Program Manager Cassandra Owen (she/her/hers) at with questions. 
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